CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Who is Virginia’s newest millionaire? The answer is, whoever bought a certain Powerball ticket worth $2 million in Christiansburg!
According to the Virginia Lottery, the ticket was bought for the Monday, Sept. 27 drawing at Stop In Food Store at 2375 Roanoke Street in Christiansburg.
Lottery officials say the ticket ended up matching the first five winning numbers, which normally results in a $1 million prize, but whoever bought this ticket spent an extra dollar for Power Play when he or she bought it, doubling the prize to $2 million.
“The winning numbers for Monday’s Powerball drawing were 21-22-39-44-60, and the Powerball number was 12. The only number this ticket did not match was the Powerball number,” the Virginia Lottery said in a statement on Tuesday, Sept. 28. “Whoever has the ticket has 180 days from the drawing date to claim the prize. The Virginia Lottery advises that before doing anything else, the winner should immediately sign the back of the ticket to establish ownership. When the person is ready to claim the million-dollar prize, he or she should contact the Virginia Lottery.”
In addition, the Christiansburg store that sold the winning ticket is set to receive a $10,000 bonus from the Virginia Lottery.
According to lottery officials, this ticket was the only one in the country to match the first five numbers. No ticket matched all six numbers to win the estimated $545 million jackpot, which means the jackpot for the drawing at 10:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29 grows to an estimated $570 million.
The odds of matching the first five numbers to win Powerball’s second prize are reportedly one in 11,688,054. Meanwhile, the odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are one in 292,201,338.
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